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Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängers

20 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersCelebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersAdriana Floridia4/20/2017 9:40:00 Am

Today is National Look-Alike day, and so naturally we're here to take a look at some startlingly similar actors and actresses in film.

Have you ever watched a movie thinking it was one actor on screen, only to realize later that it was actually someone who just looked a lot like them? We've been there, and we'll admit that we've mixed up these actors before. Who hasn't thought that Frodo was Harry, and Harry was Frodo? We've also confused Gandalf and Dumbledore, but we're trying to put that one behind us. 

The following actors could quite possibly be related, if we looked at their ancestral charts. If that's not the case then we can't explain the phenomenon of their nearly identical likenesses. We wish we had a celebrity twin.

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- Adriana Floridia

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Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängers

20 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersCelebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersAdriana Floridia4/20/2017 9:40:00 Am

Today is National Look-Alike day, and so naturally we're here to take a look at some startlingly similar actors and actresses in film.

Have you ever watched a movie thinking it was one actor on screen, only to realize later that it was actually someone who just looked a lot like them? We've been there, and we'll admit that we've mixed up these actors before. Who hasn't thought that Frodo was Harry, and Harry was Frodo? We've also confused Gandalf and Dumbledore, but we're trying to put that one behind us. 

The following actors could quite possibly be related, if we looked at their ancestral charts. If that's not the case then we can't explain the phenomenon of their nearly identical likenesses. We wish we had a celebrity twin.

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- Adriana Floridia

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Critically Acclaimed ‘Tom Of Finland’ Acquired By Kino Lorber

14 April 2017 7:28 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tom of Finland, the critically acclaimed film from well-regarded Finnish director Dome Karukoski about the life and work of local artist Touko Laaksonen, has been picked up by Kino Lorber, which grabbed all North American rights. Karukoski is about to make a name for himself in this country as he was just hired to direct the Keanu Reeves, Isla Fisher-starring dramedy The Starling. The film is set to have its North American premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film festival… »

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3 Films Attach their Leading Ladies + More Casting News

13 April 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Saint Judy”Immigration is a hot button, and often polarizing, topic for a lot of Americans these days but for one woman the fight wasn’t to be had on Facebook, but in the courts. Isla Fisher is brushing up on her legal jargon and preparing to step into the shoes of Los Angeles-based immigration lawyer Judy Wood. Back in 2000, as the world was recovering from the non-apocalypse of Y2K, Wood was inadvertently changing the laws of asylum for women. While representing an Afghani immigrant who had been persecuted for opening a school for girls in her home country, Wood, by way of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, managed to have women, including female refugees, designated a protected class. Documentary »

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Isla Fisher Announces Her New Children’s Book Series: Reading Is an ‘Integral Part of Childhood’

4 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actress Isla Fisher charmed audiences in Wedding Crashers, and now, she’s channeled her quirky humor into children’s books.

People has the exclusive cover reveal for her book Marge In Charge, which is the first of a three-installment series and will be published in the U.S. this fall.

” ‘Don’t worry about being perfect or you’ll miss out on the fun!’ That’s the message in the Marge books,” Fisher tells People when describing the middle-school book series, which follows the adventures of two siblings and their unorthodox babysitter Marge.

“Jemima, who is the narrator and the eldest child, »

- Sam Gillette

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Why Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ Is an Underappreciated Modern Classic

3 April 2017 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Can’t repeat the past? Why, of course you can… of course you can.”

If Jay Gatsby had been born 80 or 90 years later, he could easily have run a movie studio instead of running booze — after all, repeating the past seems to be all that Hollywood really does these days. Of course, the film industry has always sustained itself by transfiguring history into images and then embalming them as culture (that business approach is baked into the medium itself, which allows artists to paint with time as vividly as they might with color), but there’s a vast difference between revisiting our memories and resigning to them; there’s a vast difference between looking at a green light across a misty harbor, and being so mesmerized by the promise of its fading emerald glow that it obscures the possibility of all other futures.

Once upon a time, Disney adapted classic »

- David Ehrlich

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Keanu Reeves and Isla Fisher in talks for The Starling

6 March 2017 5:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Keanu Reeves and Isla Fisher are in talks to star in The Starling, a dramedy from director Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland), which is based on Matt Harris’ Black List script and explores how love can carry you through grief.

The official logline for The Starling reads: “A married couple lose a child and the wife goes into a recovery place to help her with overwhelming grief, leaving the husband at home alone. To help aid in her recovery, the husband decides to build a beautiful garden for his wife in their backyard, but as he does he is tormented by an aggressive, black starling. At his wits end with the relentless nature of the bird, he goes to see a veterinarian to find out if there is a humane way to get rid of it. The vet, the husband finds out, used to be a »

- Gary Collinson

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Isla Fisher And Keanu Reeves To Play A Married Couple For The Starling

2 March 2017 2:55 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Isla Fisher and John Wick: Chapter 2‘s Keanu Reeves are on the verge of joining The Starling, a new dramedy from Finnish director Dome Karukoski.

Deadline has the scoop, revealing that both stars are nearing deals to play a married couple, one who soon find their lives plunged into despair following the sudden loss of a child. Matt Harris is the brains behind the hot-tipped script, which once found itself on Hollywood’s Black List of unproduced screenplays. More often than not, once a screenplay is plucked from the Black List, it isn’t long before the property is whipped into shape, and with Fisher and Reeves now circling, don’t be too surprised if The Starling is fast-tracked into production before the year’s end – you know, providing all of the necessary schedules align.

Here’s the synopsis, per Deadline:

A married couple lose a child and the »

- Michael Briers

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Keanu Reeves In Talks, Isla Fisher Negotiating For Dome Karukoski’s ‘The Starling’

2 March 2017 1:07 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Dylan Sellers and PalmStar Media’s Kevin Frakes are pulling together a dramedy entitled The Starling which is a decided turn for actor Keanu Reeves who is coming off the $125M+ (and climbing) worldwide box office actioner John Wick 2. Reeves is in talks and Isla Fisher is in final negotiations to star in the feature film that will be directed by Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland). The script, which is just a superb allegory written by Matt Harris, was once on the… »

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Review: Nocturnal Animals

20 February 2017 11:27 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The line between reality and fiction is often blurred by the author, who plumbs his or her life experiences to work through anger, grief, remorse, love, etc., pouring those experiences into thinly veiled versions of themselves. But, to use those characters as a blunt instrument in an act of revenge is something different.

Fashion designer cum part-time director Tom Ford explores those themes in his visually perfect, emotionally sterile Nocturnal Animals. He wrote, co-produced, and directed this adaptation of the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. It opened to fairly positive reviews in November but given the heady subject matter, it didn’t find its audience and vanished quickly only to remind audiences of its worthiness when Michael Shannon received an Oscar nod as a Best Supporting Actor nominee.

Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) was once married to Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal), a budding novelist. They became lovers during grad school, »

- Robert Greenberger

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Win Keeping Up With The Joneses on DVD

15 February 2017 1:46 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Keeping Up With The Joneses, which is available on Digital HD, VOD and DVD now, we have three copies of the film to give away on DVD!

From Director Greg Mottola (Superbad, Paul, AdventurelandKeeping Up With The Joneses is a cringingly laugh-out-loud comedy that packs an all-star cast including Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover Trilogy, Birdman) Isla Fisher (Now You See Me, Grimbsy), Jon Hamm (Mad Men, The Town) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman, Fast & Furious).

Keeping Up With The Joneses follows an ordinary suburban couple, Jeff (Galifianakis) and Karen Gaffney (Fisher), who find it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses — their impossibly attractive and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors — especially when they discover Mr. and Mrs. Jones are covert spies embroiled in international espionage.

Tim Jones (Hamm) is an accomplished travel writer whose hobbies include blowing glass and his wife, Natalie (Gadot) is a social media consultant, »

- Paul Heath

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February 2017 VOD Releases Include Stake Land II, Xx, Arrival, The Blackcoat’S Daughter

1 February 2017 11:20 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Well, we’ve made it to another month, which means we have a bunch of new VOD releases to look forward to throughout February. If you are looking to escape the winter doldrums while keeping safe and snug on your couches, you have plenty of horror and sci-fi titles arriving digitally in the coming weeks to keep you busy and out of the brutal winter chill.

February’s VOD offerings kick off with Katee Sackhoff in Don’t Knock Twice from IFC Midnight, and for those of you with Dish services, the psychological thriller Lavender makes its bow on that platform beginning February 3rd. The Oscar-nominated Nocturnal Animals arrives on Digital HD on February 7th, the very same day that Stake Land II gets released courtesy of Dark Sky Films.

If you missed Arrival in theaters, Paramount Pictures will release the film On Demand beginning February 14th (following its January »

- Heather Wixson

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Alex Schack Promoted To VP At Slate PR

27 January 2017 4:45 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: After six years with Slate PRAlex Schack has been promoted to Vice President. She has worked extensively with a client roster that includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Nicola Peltz, Joey King, Isla Fisher, Nicolas Cage, Deepika Padukone and Phoebe Tonkin among others. Schack began her career at ID PR.  “Alex has proven herself to be an extraordinarily talented publicist,” Slate PR partner and founder Stephen Huvane said. “Her impeccable taste, attention to detail… »

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Michael Shannon’s Nocturnal Animals hits video in February

24 January 2017 2:15 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Universal City, California, January 23, 2017 – Exploring the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption, Academy Award® nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in Nocturnal Animals, coming to Digital HD on February 7, 2017, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 21, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Also starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) in his Golden Globe® Award-winning role, Nocturnal Animals on Blu-ray™ and DVD comes with an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of the film including an inside look with writer/director Tom Ford.

In the haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension from acclaimed writer/director Tom Ford (A Single Man), Susan (Amy Adams) is in an unfulfilling second marriage when she receives a package containing a manuscript from her ex-husband, Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal). Moved by Edward’s writing, Susan cannot »

- ComicMix Staff

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Nocturnal Animals Blu-ray, DVD, VOD & Digital HD Release Details & Cover Art

24 January 2017 9:18 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Deadly deceptions abound in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, coming out on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on February 21st following its February 7th Digital HD debut, and we have a look at the film’s home media cover art and list of bonus features.

Press Release: Universal City, California, January 23, 2017 – Exploring the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption, Academy Award® nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in Nocturnal Animals, coming to Digital HD on February 7, 2017, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 21, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Also starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) in his Golden Globe® Award-winning role, Nocturnal Animals on Blu-ray™ and DVD comes with an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of the film including an inside look with writer/director Tom Ford.

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‘Nocturnal Animals’ Starring Amy Adams Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

23 January 2017 1:55 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced a February 7th release date for Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals on Digital HD with a Blu-ray and DVD release date coming two weeks later on February 21st.

Nocturnal Animals stars Amy AdamsJake GyllenhaalAaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen and Michael Shannon. Gyllenhaal earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance.

Universal is bringing Nocturnal Animals to high definition home video with 1.85:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.

Bonus features for all formats are as follows:

The Making of Nocturnal AnimalsAmy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Ford, and cast and filmmakers recount how they brought such a unique story to life including:

Building the Story – Tom Ford and actors examine central characters and how they fit into the story.

The Look of Nocturnal Animals – Filmmakers and cast discuss how the cinematography by Seamus McGarvey »

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Tom Cruise in 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,' Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

17 January 2017 4:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Girl on the Train (thriller-drama; Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans; rated R) Keeping Up with the Joneses (comedy; Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot; rated PG-13) Ouija: Origin of Evil (period horror prequel; Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso; rated PG-13) Eadweard (drama; Michael Eklund, Sara Canning; not rated) Trespass Against Us (drama-thriller; Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson; rated R) Christine (biopic about TV...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Kidman, Gibson win Aacta International Awards

8 January 2017 4:34 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Nicole Kidman won the Aacta International Award for Best Supporting Actress, while Mel Gibson won Best Direction. (Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Aacta)

The 6th Aacta International Awards were held in Los Angeles over the weekend, and saw a mixture of both Aussie and international talent honoured.

La La Land was the big winner of the night, taking home Best Film over competitors Manchester by the Sea, Lion, Hacksaw Ridge and Arrival. Emma Stone also won Best Lead Actress for her role in the musical.

Mel Gibson earned Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge, following on from the nine awards the film received at the domestic Aacta awards in December..

Fellow Aussie film Lion picked up two gongs, with Nicole Kidman awarded Best Supporting Actress, and Dev Patel Best Supporting Actor.

Manchester by the Sea — nominated in six of the seven categories —..also took home two awards, with writer-director Kenneth Lonergan »

- Jackie Keast

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How to Pronounce the Most Confusing Designer Names on the Red Carpet

8 January 2017 10:54 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Avoiding wardrobe malfunctions and slip-and-fall mishaps are not the only concerns celebrities have on the red carpet.

While the Golden Globes are one of the biggest nights of the year for the entertainment industry, it’s also one the biggest night for fashion houses hoping to land their designs on the Best Dressed lists. But for some designers, their foreign or unconventional names don’t always roll off the tongues of the famous faces donning their apparel. And the difference between making a fashion statement and making the wrong statement affects both the reputation of the wearer and the recognition »

- Blake Bakkila

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Isla Fisher Says She’s Not Working with a Stylist: ‘Sometimes You Just Pull a Dress’

7 January 2017 1:54 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Isla Fisher is “going rogue” without a stylist these days.

During a night out at the 6th Annual Aacta International Awards at the Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California, on Friday night, Fisher revealed to reporters that her bright yellow Monique Lhuillier gown on Friday night was all her idea.

“I’m not working with a stylist right now. So I chose it myself,” she told People.

“I think stylists are wonderful,” she continued. “When things come up at the last minute and you’re in a rush, sometimes you just pull a dress. I’ve got a lot of responsibilities, »

- Blake Bakkila

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